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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jan 10, 2008 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Feelin' Old (and perhaps in the way)

Nice thoughts, SDH. Before I throw in my 2 cents, I gotta tell ya... you're screen name is killin' me. I love that tune. It's an old Bluegrass standard, with strong emphasis on vocals (typical of Bluegrass). It starts out, "I'd rather be in some dark hollow..." Just trying to walk a fine line here, but do you see what's so funny and "killin' me" here?

2 cents: I think we all need and enjoy the "therapeutic value" here. I do. This "cyber-world" will help get me through cold/dark winter season. Colorado gets pretty damn good for me when it warms up again. I'm an outdoors freak after that. Went backpacking solo 6 times this summer. My i-pod was my companion. Filled it up with the best damn tunes on the planet from LMA. Hiked all day. Evenings in my stealth camps was with Jerry, the boys, Sam Bush, Grisman, String Cheese. You know the list. Therapy. 420. I couldn't possibly thank Archive-dot-org / LMA / e-tree community enough. I've said so many times. Or thank you guys enough. I love the music and the musicians. So I do what I do best on here... share the music.

And I really, really appreciate how we can pretty much say and do mostly anything here. We just wanna be ourselves, and comfy in our own skins. Most of us passionately believe in sustainable life on Earth. Fuck capitalism in today's terms! Fuck Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld! Fuck Haliburton and Blackwater Worldwide! Fuck torture, spying, illegal wars! Lots of frustration, lots of people really pissed off, not to mention shit going down the toilet. Lots of people getting maimed and killed. Military families paying the biggest price. No health care in USA. Elections are fixed with computers, no paper trail. This is "our democracy"?

Help me out here, Jerry. "What we're thinking about is a peaceful planet. We're not thinking of anything else. We're not thinking about any kind of power. We're not thinking about any of those kinds of struggles. We're not thinking about revolution or war or any of that. We would all like to be able to live an uncluttered life, a simple life, a good life and think about moving the whole human race ahead a step."

Do you guys really understand how seriously the Dead culture took "sustainable life on Earth"? I do. 50 percent of why I love 'em so much is for THIS REASON. Great example (there's many) is a 2-paragraph quote from a Review of mine: Lake Placid, Oct 17, 1983. Another Sugaree compulsive-obsessive-addictive disorder moment of mine -- that's how I found this show, not to mention 420 workin'. (Jerry sings his best Sugaree show-opener at this show! Get a hanky ready.) When I heard Bobby fightin' for our Planet, I got goosebumps again.

"Listen to Bobby, at 5:00 into Good Lovin'. The band goes into an interlude, and builds on it, reminiscent of Lovelight. "I wanna tell ya all about it now... cause we gotta make it work some how. I don't have to tell you what it's like these days. Sometimes you can't see shit through the smoke and the haze. You gotta have good lovin'." It goes on and builds brilliantly from there.

Think about it. The band is standing up for our environment, and mother Earth: sustainable life on Earth, for all of us. They take this theme into the crescendo of Good Lovin', the closing tune for the concert. And then, they come back out and do a tasty encore with "Revolution"... standing shoulder-to-shoulder with John Lennon, so to speak. The Grateful Dead should be in the "Hall of Fame" not just for their music and concerts, but also for all their activism and civic stewardship over the years."

Good Lovin'

ACT NOW to make sure we maintain NET NEUTRALITY!


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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 10, 2008 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Feelin' Old (and perhaps in the way)

dh monte is way cool. Very nice post. Several topics woven masterfully.

I dig your perspective on GD and the environment. Although I feel for many fans it was/is lip-service. They didn't/don't practice what they preached. However, I do strongly agree that the Grateful Dead was "Green" decades before it was really hip.

These days, toilet paper companies call themselves "Green", but that's just another marketing ploy which was developed by some boomer/former-wannabe-hipster.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jan 10, 2008 5:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Feelin' Old (and perhaps in the way)

It was for folks like you, high flow. Your welcome, and thanks for putting up with me.



you did say "green"

High Time

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jan 10, 2008 2:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Feelin' Old (and perhaps in the way)

BTW, Old & in the Way is due a box set kinda soon.

Amoeba recently released Gram Parsons With The Flying Burrito Bros CDs "Archives Vol. 1 - Live At The Avalon Ballroom 1969" and the liner notes said that Bear signed off the release of his recording in trade for go-ahead of the his release of an Old & in the Way box set.

Story here:
http://www.amoeba.com/content/gram_parsons_bio.html